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Rural Matters - Archive 2016

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Rural Opportunities Bulletin

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Affordable housing for local people - FREE workshops
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Rural Vulnerability Service - Rural Broadband - November 2016

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Rural Vulnerability Service - Rural Transport - November 2016

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Spotlight on Rural Health

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Weekly Email News Digest - Monday, 14 November, 2016

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Rural Vulnerability Service - Fuel Poverty - November 2016
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Weekly Email News Digest - Monday, 31 October, 2016

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Nidderdale Plus AGM
You are invited to attend our
Annual General Meeting
on Thursday 17th November 2016 at 7.30pm at
Bishopside and Bewerley Memorial Hall, Park Road,
Pateley Bridge, HG3 5JS.

Rural Housing Spotlight

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Rural Economy Spotlight

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Spotlight on Older People from RSN

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Community-led Housing in rural North and East Yorkshire: Parish Council Survey

Rural Action Yorkshire has begun a project to look at the potential for community-led housing in North and East Yorkshire. Part of the work involves establishing the level of interest across the area. Parish and Town Councils can have a key role in supporting or providing community led housing schemes.

The aim of this survey is to find out if community-led housing might make a difference in your village or town and whether, as a Parish Council, you would like to find out more about it.

What is community-led housing?

Community-led housing schemes have six main features:

·         They put local communities in the driving seat - You decide where homes are built, what they look like and decide how local people are selected for the homes provided. You create community assets which can generate income for your town or village to support other local priorities

·         They are usually small scale – most developments are less than 10 homes and some are much smaller. No two developments are the same.

·         Although most schemes are usually set up and run by local people in their own communities, many are also supported by housing associations, local authorities or regional and national organisations

·         They provide affordable homes for rent, shared ownership, sale or self-build on sites that are often difficult or even impossible for mainstream housing providers to develop

·         Schemes meet long-term local housing needs, by the community exercising full control over how and where the homes are provided and retaining a legal and/or financial interest in them, ensuring they will be available to local people who need them and at a price they can afford.

·         Community-led housing is not for profit, involving considerable voluntary effort from those who decide to become involved. It’s an effort that several hundred communities across the country have already made, with many successful developments initiated by Parish Councils.

Community-led housing schemes are becoming very popular across the UK, but there is currently only one scheme in North and East Yorkshire. This project aims to change that by encouraging more communities here to take up the challenge. Let’s put community-led housing on the map!

The survey will remain open for responses until the 31st October 2016. However, to encourage early responses, all surveys received back by 23rd September 2016 will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 towards the work of either your Parish Council or Village Hall.  

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Weekly Email News Digest - Monday, 8 August, 2016

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Families urged to come forward for help with winter bills

ONE-OFF GRANTS are available to families and individuals on low incomes in the run-up to winter.

More than 20 energy companies offer the Warm Home Discount scheme, which gives eligible customers a one-off grant towards their electricity bill or prepayment meter during the winter.

Schemes are set to open from around August time, and the payment is expected to remain the same as previous years at £140.

Families on low incomes or welfare are encouraged to get ahead of the queue and register their interest now with the support of the Warm and Well in North Yorkshire project, which seeks to raise awareness of cold homes.

Although criteria for the grant varies according to the energy supplier, generally customers qualify automatically if they are in receipt of the Guarantee element of Pension Credit.

Households might also be eligible for the payment if they receive certain means-tested benefits or have an annual income of less than £16,000 and there is a child under-5, someone with a disability, or someone elderly living at the property. In this case residents have to apply for the £140.

Kate Urwin, the Yorkshire Energy Doctor, who is working with Warm and Well said:

“Customers can either apply online via their electricity supplier or call them up. It is a good idea to get in quickly as some schemes are first come first served and close when they have reached their maximum number of applicants.

“The £140 payment can go a long way to easing financial pressure on families during the winter, and is set up in such a way that it reaches those who need it the most.”

For support with the Warm Home Discount application as well as with wider energy matters such as debt or switching, families are also able to contact Kate directly. She can be reached on 07738 818391 or 01757 249100.

Families can also talk to Warm and Well in North Yorkshire for a wider variety of support around being cold at home. Please visit www.first4contact.org or call 01904 704177.

Editor’s Notes

Media contact: Candice Dowson, Project Manager, Rural Action Yorkshire tel. 0845 313 0270.

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire
Warm & Well in North Yorkshire (WWNY) is a winter health and fuel poverty project led by Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY), and delivered by over 30 partners covering all 7 districts in the county. It is funded by British Gas Energy Trust’s Healthy Homes fund.
The project will run from October 2015 to December 2016, focussing on the colder months and the important run-up to winter.


Weekly Email News Digest - Monday, 1 August, 2016

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Rural Housing Spotlight

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Weekly Email News Digest - Tuesday, 19 July, 2016

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Northern Powergrid - July newsletter

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Rural Vulnerability Service - Rural Broadband - July 2016

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Nidderdale Strategic Partnership - an invitation!

I do hope that a member of your parish council will be able to attend the next meeting of the wider membership of the Nidderdale Strategic Partnership, to be held on Thursday 8 September, 10am to 12noon - I attach our agenda and notes from the wider meeting held in June 2015, for information. The Nidderdale Strategic Partnership is a forum whose Executive Group meets every other month to discuss issues and priorities affecting the Nidderdale area. The annual meeting of the wider membership provides an opportunity for an update from the Executive Group and a chance for a wide variety of organisations working in the area to highlight their current issues, concerns and priorities. Please RSVP - I look forward to hearing from you. Please note that the meeting will take place at Pateley Bridge Methodist Church.
Best wishes
Katy Partnership Manager
Nidderdale Plus
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Weekly Email News Digest - Monday, 4 July, 2016

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Spotlight on Older People from RSN


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eekly Rural News Digest
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Rural Matters - Archive 2016
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